First-Rate Culinary Team

Tall Oaks Catering Team

We are so proud and honored to bring these dishes to you and your special event!

We are proud and honored to celebrate our family’s secret recipes and dishes and hope they bring as much joy and happiness to your families and they have brought to ours.

Sam Pitts

Sam fell in love with working in the service industry at a young age and has loved it ever since. He has no formal education and learned in the trenches. He has passion and an open mind for technique. Working for places such as Danny Boys, Maggiano’s Italian Eatery, Rose Italian and Burntwood Tavern. He has extensive experience in building menus, and would love to help you build the menu of your dreams!

Greatest Accomplishment:
Having the ability to cook and share ideas with others.

Mat Schwab

Mat started cooking professionally in his 30’s but has been making culinary creations since he was a teenager. Mat is known around Tall Oaks for his ability to think outside the box. With 14 years of front and back of house experience, Mat has the knowledge to make your event exactly what you dream of.

Greatest Accomplishment:
Spending time giving back by cooking for families staying at the Ronal McDonald House

Jaime Cordova

Jaime has many years of excellent experience in foodservice and culinary arts degree from Culinary Institute of America. He has worked at Mentor Harbor Yachting Club, Spire Institute, Adega Ristorante, Lake Forest Country Club and Chiado Fine Dining. Jaime is very enthusiastic about ensuring guest experience is out of this world!

Greatest Accomplishment:
Teaching cooking classes for veterans suffering from PTSD

Sam Schwab

Sam always wanted to be a chef from the time she was a young child. She has spent over half of her life working in many different areas of foodservice including ball parks, casinos, convention centers and quick service restaurants and believes “if you can dream it, we can find a way to do it.”

Greatest Accomplishment:
Making friends from all over the world while spending time cooking for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

Contact Tall Oaks for more information about our catering services

If you don’t find selections that meet your needs, please consult with your Event Manager to design a custom menu to be priced accordingly. All menu pricing and options are subject to change. All pricing is subject to 7.25% state sales tax on food and beverage and 18% gratuity on food.